Unfinished Side is happy to announce the addition of Hub New Music to its management roster. Founded in 2013 at the New England Conservatory, the group has become well known for its “elegant and exacting” playing (Boston Globe), as well as its innovative and ambitious programming.
With a unique combination of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello, Hub New Music celebrates the fluidity and diversity of voices in classical music, and performs the works of leading composers like Mason Bates, Matthew Aucoin, Anna Clyne, Kati Agócs, Nico Muhly, Laura Kaminsky, and Angel Lam. The group looks ahead to its 5th anniversary season with more than 25 performances throughout the US. The season features debuts in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Colorado; a commissioning project with Kati Agócs; and multiple performances of the recent commission Soul House by Robert Honstein (some in an exciting collaboration with Boston’s Urbanity Dance).
In addition to Honstein’s Soul House, Hub has commissioned several large-scale new collaborative works. These include “Matsuri,” an evening length collaboration with shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki and the Asia/America New Music Institute (AANMI); a 25 minute collaborative work with the renown composer/harpist Hannah Lash (spring 2020); a concert-length song-cycle with composer/performer collective Oracle Hysterical entitled Frontier Journals (2020-21); and Blue, a geo-politically charged music and dance film program with the Wilder Project that debuted at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. For its visionary programming as both a quartet and as collaborative artists, HNM was named one of WQXR’s “10 Cutting-Edge Artists That Have Captured the Imagination.”
Hub New Music is a group of passionate educators who place contemporary music within the context of a centuries old yet rapidly evolving musical tradition. Working with student performers and composers alike at residencies across the country, HNM trains future generations of contemporary artists and places strong emphasis on arts entrepreneurship as a vital component of a musical education. Hub New Music has held and looks toward residencies at the New England Conservatory, University of Michigan, Lehigh University, Cleveland State University, Washington & Lee University, Texas State at San Marcos, and others.